Top tips to protect your personal computer

28 Sep 2016

The University of Queensland offers robust cyber security across all campuses. We protect your Intellectual Property and daily online activity on all University owned computers.  One way we do this is through an institution-wide licence agreement, Sophos Endpoint Security & Control.

We encourage staff to protect themselves at home too. Here’s our three top tips to using safety software on your personal computer:

1. There are a range of free products that can be installed on your personal machine. For example, Sophos offers a free product named "Sophos Home" for both Mac and PC that gives similar protection from malware, viruses, ransomware, and inappropriate websites as the corporate version. Do your research and choose a reputable provider.  

2. Just as important as having security software, is keeping it up-to-date. If you are still using the now defunct corporate "Sophos At Home", please uninstall using these instructions. Using a product like Sophos Home directly from the provider will ensure that regular updates to the software are applied for your protection.

3. Remain vigilant. Stay informed with resources such as and contact your provider if you notice anything unusual.


For more information please contact the Service Desk on P: 07 336 56000 or 1300 738 082 (Australia-wide) or